[cvsnt] Re: (r)log quirks...

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Fri Sep 12 11:11:46 BST 2003

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> This works...
> cvs -d /usr/local/cvs rlog -S -h -r1.52 cvsnt
> ..correctly produces only files with a revision 1.52
> This works too...
> cvs -d /usr/local/cvs rlog -S -N -r1.52 cvsnt
> Neither version of cvs really supports symbolic tags with the -r
> option.. they throw up a lot of warnings.  cvsnt treats the errors
> differently (which leads to a slight difference in output).

I'm not really sure what you're saying there. Is it that you could not
reproduce my problem or that you have identified the problem to be the
use of symbolic tags instead of revision numbers?

In any case, I definitely think filtering by symbolic tags *should*
work under all circumstances. Displaying warnings about tags not
existing on certain files is totally pointless and annoying IMO given
that I explicitly asked _only_ for files *with* that tag...

>  I'll make them behave the same in the next release.

I don't really care about "same" TBH. I only care about useful...

> The -R option bypasses all the checks, which seems to be the way it
> was written, although 1.11.2 has implemented it, and it doesn't look
> too hard.

It would definitely be extremely useful if -R could be combined with


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